Bug 1081438 - windows/dialogs from panel sometimes open iconified
windows/dialogs from panel sometimes open iconified
Status: NEW
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE Tumbleweed
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Component: KDE Workspace (Plasma)
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Reported: 2018-02-17 20:27 UTC by Peter Sütterlin
Modified: 2018-02-17 20:27 UTC (History)
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Description Peter Sütterlin 2018-02-17 20:27:10 UTC
This is a bug that is around already for quite some time, but I had so far not realized what the problem is.

Observed so far were:  
- Panel stays visible (I use autohide) greyed out and does not accept any interaction.  
- System Tray applets (like networkmanager) show the blue bar that indicates the dialog is open, but it is not visible.  This affects all windows from the system tray when it happens.

I just found no way to reproduce this reliably, and often ended up restarting the session to get my panel/NM back :o

The issue, as I found out now, is that notifications/windows are sometimes opened in iconified state.  A way I can always trigger this is go to an application icon in the panel (I have some self defined one there), and select 'Properties'.
The properties window opens iconified.  This one fortunately creates an icon in the task bar that I can click to make the window visible (and the panel hide).
I assume the first type listed above is like this, e.g., messages from plasma.

The tray issue I cannot reproduce on command.  Those windows don't have icons in the taskbar.  But if compositing is an, they can be seen when zooming out the desktop, and selecting them also makes them visible again.

As indicated, I run latest TW, but I remember having seen this for quite some time, so it's nothing 'new'